Media Releases

More taxes for small business owners, higher electricity costs, but no help from Daniel Andrews

“The Andrews Labor Government is hammering small business owners with ten new and ever increasing taxes on top of soaring energy costs.

Dan’s Public Holiday whacking economy and jobs

Facts
The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has today released a report on the impacts of Daniel Andrews’ Grand Final Eve public holiday.

Victorian Firefighter Cancer Compensation

Late last month I had the honour of signing a pledge to show support for our local brigade firefighters. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria(VFBV), the body that represents volunteer firefighters across our state, has launched a campaign to encourage Victorian MPs to support all firefighters in recognition of the risks they run of contracting cancer from exposure to toxins as part of their firefighting service role.

Hastings Electorate – Government Performance

The Hastings electorate has been ignored during the Premier's first year in office. For 11 years under the Bracks and Brumby governments budget after budget neglected our area. In stark contrast, over the four years the coalition was in government hundreds of millions of dollars were poured into badly needed upgrades to local infrastructure and services.

Bittern Pedestrian Crossing

Member for Hastings, Neale Burgess said, I have today called on the Victorian Minister for Roads, to get on with the job of installing the Bittern pedestrian crossing.

Jobs On The Line For New Public Holiday

Facts

The Australian Industry Group today released a report on the impacts of Daniel Andrews’ Grand Final Eve public holiday.

Lower Water Bills for Western Port, Langwarrin & Coastal Villages Families

Member for Hastings Neale Burgess was very pleased to confirm that Western Port, Langwarrin and Coastal Villages families who are customers of South East Water will get $400 of real savings on their household water bills thanks to the Victorian Coalition Government.

Andrews’ First Budget Ignores Hastings Electorate

The Hastings electorate has been ignored in Daniel Andrews’ first budget.

For 11 years under the Bracks & Brumby Governments, budget after budget neglected our area; then in stark contrast over the last 4 years under the Coalition, hundreds of millions of dollars were poured into badly needed upgrades to local infrastructure and services.

Community Saftey in Sommerville Going Backwards Under Labor

The future of Somerville’s soon to open $16.3 million police station remains unclear due to Daniel Andrews’ failure to commit to additional resources for Victoria Police.

Construction Begins on new $4 million Somerville Technical College

I was very pleased to have the opportunity of turning the first sod at the construction site of Somerville’s new $4 million Technical College.